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Recipe: Learn To Make “The Chew” Chef Michael Symon and Michael Strahan’s Tomato & Ricotta Tart

By   /  September 12, 2014  /  Food and Drink, Life, Lifestyle, Recipe, Sports  /  No Comments

Summer is my favorite season and not just because I enjoy warm weather and daylight savings time, my love for summer has more to do with juicy fresh homegrown tomatoes! On the Friday, September 12th episode of “The Chew” the co-hosts were joined by NFL Hall of Famer and “Kelly & Michael co-host Michael Strahan […]

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Recipe: Learn To Make “The Chew’s” Clinton Kelly’s Bacon, Egg and Cheese Boats

By   /  September 12, 2014  /  Food and Drink, Life, Lifestyle, Recipe  /  No Comments

It may unofficially be fall, but the weather is still gorgeous and perfect for throwing a fabulous outdoor brunch (or one inside with the air conditioner on!). If you’re in search of a delicious recipe for brunch with your besties this weekend, you’re in luck! Today on “The Chew” co-host Clinton Kelly shared his amazing bacon, egg and […]

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DIY: How To Make Marquee Lights with Mason Jars and Other Fun Crafts With

By   /  September 12, 2014  /  Do It Yourself, Home, Home & Garden, Life, Lifestyle  /  No Comments

      We love mason jars around here! My mom and I use them all the time on our flower farm, and I’ve actually gotten pretty good at spray painting different designs on them. They’re quick and easy for flowers, for entertaining guests and various seasonal displays, especially for fall! But who knew you […]

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Recipe: Learn How To Make “The Chew” Chef Michael Symon’s Homemade Heath Happy Bars!

By   /  September 11, 2014  /  Food and Drink, Life, Lifestyle, Recipe  /  No Comments

Who doesn’t love a heath bar? I’m craving the toffee and milk chocolate goodness as I type! If you love heath bars as much as I do, or just chocolate in general, you’re in luck! Today on “The Chew” chef Michael Symon shared his recipe for happy bars, which are his take on the heath bar. […]

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Recipe: Learn How To Make Jacque Torres No Flour Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies As Seen On The Chew

By   /  September 11, 2014  /  Food and Drink, Life, Lifestyle, Recipe  /  No Comments

Who doesn’t love chocolate chip cookies, especially with walnuts! Today on “The Chew” renowned chocolatier Jacque Torres joined the show’s co-hosts Carla Hall and Mario Batali to share the best chocolate chip cookies in the world, his walnut chocolate chip cookies. Believe it or not but there’s no butter, oil or flour in these cookies! […]

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Enter To Win Your Dream Kitchen Via American Home Shield’s Summer of Giveaways Sweepstakes

By   /  September 11, 2014  /  Home, Home & Garden, Life, Lifestyle, Reviews/Giveaways  /  No Comments

    The kitchen is one of the happiest places in a home. It’s where memories are made and where family traditions take place. One of my favorite family traditions growing up was making tamales with my mom and grandma during the holidays. The kitchen was where my grandma was happiest and where I learned about my […]

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Recipe: Learn To Make “The Chew” Chef Michael Symon’s Puffy Tacos

By   /  September 10, 2014  /  Food and Drink, Life, Lifestyle, Recipe  /  No Comments

Growing up with a Mexican mom and grandma, I was treated to the best Mexican food on the planet. Unfortunately my grandmother can no longer cook, but she taught my mom her cooking skills which include her amazing puffy taco recipe. I’ve always loved them stuffed with chicken, potatoes, lettuce and pico de gallo (covered […]

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Recipe: Learn To Make “The Chew” Lunch Tank Winner’s Honey Mustard Chicken Salad

By   /  September 10, 2014  /  Food and Drink, Life, Lifestyle, Recipe  /  No Comments

On the hunt for a new quick and easy chicken salad recipe that takes less than 30 minutes to make? If so, you won’t want to miss the delicious honey mustard chicken salad recipe, Lunch Tank winner Christine Taylor taught chef Mario Batali how to make on “The Chew” today. Not only is her honey mustard chicken salad […]

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Home Decor Must Haves at Anthropologie’s Sale on Bedding, Throws & Decorating Doodads!

By   /  September 10, 2014  /  Home, Home & Garden, Life, Lifestyle, Sale, Shopping  /  No Comments

Mini Latte Bowls. Anthropologie

It’s no secret that I love a good sale, especially when it’s on Anthropologie’s amazing decor! I love their gorgeous bedding and decor must haves, and it’s a rarity when some of these great items are on sale. If you’ve been looking to update your home with gorgeous decor items you’ll use all year long, or […]

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Recipe: Learn To Make “The Chew” Chef Michael Symon’s White Wine Braised Chicken

By   /  September 9, 2014  /  Food and Drink, Life, Lifestyle, Recipe  /  No Comments

Did you have a chance to watch “The Chew” today? We were treated to guests Steve Harvey and Gladys Knight, chef Mario Batali’s grilled balsamic portobello mushrooms with soft polenta and chef Michael Symon’s white wine braised chicken. If you’re throwing a dinner party this weekend, you’ll be set with Mario’s portobello mushroom appetizer and […]

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Recipe: Learn How to Make “The Chew” Chef Mario Batali Grilled balsamic portobello mushrooms with soft polenta

By   /  September 9, 2014  /  Food and Drink, Life, Lifestyle, Recipe  /  No Comments

Chef Mario Batali is always cooking up something decadent on “The Chew”, and we couldn’t be happier! Yesterday we went crazy over his hazelnut fudge & sticky toffee brownie sundae recipe and today it’s all about his grilled balsamic portobello mushrooms with soft polenta. Doesn’t that sound delicious? Comedian Steve Harvey was a guest on today’s […]

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Recipe: Learn to Make “The Chew” Chef Mario Batali’s Decadent Hazelnut Fudge & Sticky Toffee Brownie Sundae!

By   /  September 9, 2014  /  Food and Drink, Life, Lifestyle, Recipe  /  No Comments

Chef Mario Batali demonstrates how to make his hazelnut fudge & sticky toffee brownie sundae on "The Chew" on Monday, September 8th!

“The Chew” kicked off its fourth season yesterday with new episodes, and like the rest of you who are addicted to my favorite cooking show on the planet, I couldn’t be happier! As someone who loves a delicious ice cream sundae for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack time and dessert, I couldn’t be more excited to […]

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Recipe: Learn To Make “The Chew” Chef Michael Symon’s Barbecue Chicken Two Ways and Carla Hall’s Watermelon Lime Agua Fresca

By   /  September 8, 2014  /  Food and Drink, Life, Lifestyle, Recipe  /  No Comments

Happy first episode of season four to our friends at “The Chew”! It’s no secret that they’re one of the top cooking shows on network TV and they’re hysterical too. On Monday, September 8th chef Michael Symon dished up his barbecue chicken two ways recipe that you can make in the comfort of your own home. […]

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Create Your Dream Home Office with a New Desk or Chair During Pottery Barn’s Home Office Sale Event!

By   /  September 7, 2014  /  Home, Home & Garden, Life, Lifestyle  /  No Comments

Park Mirrored Desk. Pottery Barn

As someone who works from home, it can be difficult at times to separate your personal life from your professional life, but what helps me is having a designated home office just for working! It helps me to stay organized, and on top of the day’s task. If you’ve been dreaming of creating your dream home […]

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Recipe: Learn to Make “The Chew” Chef Mario Batali’s Swiss Chard Ricotta Pizza

By   /  September 5, 2014  /  Food and Drink, Life, Lifestyle, Recipe  /  No Comments

Having guests over this weekend and need the perfect dish? Today was Pizza Day on “The Chew” and our favorite chefs and co-hosts shared their favorite pizza recipes. Chef Mario Batali dished his delicious “Swiss Chard Ricotta Pizza“, and Daphne shared her scrumptious Swiss Chard Ricotta Dip with Grilled Pizza Dippers appetizer recipe as well. Chef […]

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Recipe: Make “The Chew” Chef Michael Symon’s Spinach & Feta Pizza Wheels

By   /  September 5, 2014  /  Food and Drink, Life, Lifestyle, Recipe  /  No Comments

If you love pizza, I hope you tuned into “The Chew” today as the episode was dedicated to my favorite food on the planet…that’s right, pizza! As someone who loves cold pizza for breakfast, lunch and dinner (and any chance I can get) I couldn’t be happier. On today’s show chef Michael Symon created Spinach […]

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Recipes: The Chew Chefs Mario Batali and Michael Symon Breakfast Battle – Chocolate Hazelnut Ricotta Crepes vs. Croque Madame Bread Pudding

By   /  September 4, 2014  /  Food and Drink, Life, Lifestyle, Recipe  /  No Comments

The Chew chef Mario Batali's Chocolate hazelnut ricotta crepes! Be sure to scroll down to watch the instructional videos below so you can make this for breakfast/brunch this weekend!

Did you have a chance to catch “The Chew” today? As someone who has never been fond of breakfast, I must admit I have finally changed my ways! Chefs Mario Batali and Michael Symon had a breafast battle to see whose decadent breakfast (croque Madame bread pudding vs. chocolate hazelnut ricotta crepes) was the best. I […]

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Recipe: Learn To Make Clinton Kelly’s Mystery Cocktail, As Seen On “The Chew”!

By   /  September 4, 2014  /  Food and Drink, Life, Lifestyle, Recipe  /  No Comments

It might be the first unofficial week of fall, but it’s still summer in my neck of the woods! The weather is warm, the nights are just starting to cool down a bit, and I’m loving spending time on the back patio. And what better way to relax on the back patio with friends this […]

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Recipe: How to Make “The Chew” Chef Mario Batali’s Eggplant Caponata!

By   /  September 3, 2014  /  Food and Drink, Life, Lifestyle, Recipe  /  No Comments

Learn how to make chef Mario Batali's delicious Sicilian Eggplant Carponata! He shared his famous recipe on "The Chew" on Wednesday, September 3rd.

Chef Mario Batali of “The Chew” shared the delicious Sicilian dish he loves to make, his eggplant caponata (he was even kind enough to share the carponata’s secret ingredient). If you adore eggplant and on the hunt for a great new easy recipe that you can make in a half an hour or less for […]

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Recipe: Learn To Make “The Chew” Chef Carla Hall’s Rustic Blueberry Tart

By   /  September 2, 2014  /  Food and Drink, Life, Lifestyle, Recipe  /  No Comments

We adore chef Carla Hall around here! I had the chance to interview her over the summer, which was so much fun. She assured me that “The Chew” would be back before I knew it, and she was right! Everything chef Carla makes is delicious, and I have a feeling that the rustic blueberry tart […]

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Recipe: Learn How to Make “The Chew” Chef Mario Batali and Daphne Oz’s Almond Crusted Scallopini with Apples and Arugula

By   /  September 2, 2014  /  Food and Drink, Life, Lifestyle, Recipe  /  No Comments

Doesn't "The Chew" chef Mario Batali's almond crusted scallopini with apples and arugula look amazing?! Be sure to watch the instructional videos below to learn how to make this delicious $10 Tuesday meal. Chris Powell Extreme Weight Loss, Candace Rose

“The Chew” is back and better than ever with new episodes! While I missed my favorite show these last few months, I was blessed to interview my one of my favorite chefs on the planet, Miss Carla Hall! She was such a pleasure to chat with, and she was right when she said “The Chew” would […]

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HGTV’s David Bromstad Talks Interior Design Trends, Coffee-Mate, Flipping The Block and GIVEAWAY!

By   /  August 28, 2014  /  Giveaway, Home, Home & Garden, Interview, Interviews, Life, Lifestyle, Reviews/Giveaways  /  5 Comments

HGTV host David Bromstad dishes on his new show "Flipping The Block", hot interior design trends for fall and the Coffee-Mate bottles he designed! Don't forget to enter our giveaway.

Looking to update your home’s decor this fall? Interior designer and HGTV “Flipping The Block” host David Bromstad was kind enough to join me for an interview recently to dish on his favorite interior design trends this season, his new show “Flipping The Block” and his partnership with Coffee-Mate. For the chance to win one […]

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Recreate “Today’s” Natalie Morales Beautiful Home As Seen in “Better Homes and Gardens”

By   /  August 21, 2014  /  Celebrities, celebrity, Home, Home & Garden, Life, Lifestyle  /  No Comments

Last week I was browsing People.com when I spotted “Today” show co-host Natalie Morales beautiful home on the site! I fell in love instantly and let’s just say I have been impatiently waiting for my issue of “Better Homes and Gardens” magazine to arrive in my mailbox. Her home is absolutely gorgeous, it has the perfect mix of antique […]

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The Money Pit’s Tom Kraeutler Shares Energy Saving Home Improvement Tips

By   /  August 20, 2014  /  Eco Friendly, Home, Home & Garden, Interview, Interviews, Life, Lifestyle  /  No Comments

Labor Day weekend is only a few weeks away and while it might sound like fall is right around the corner, there is still plenty of summer heat to be had, especially here in Northern California. As much as I love summer, once it hits 95 to 100+ degrees I’d prefer to be inside the […]

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DIY Review: My New Girly Glam Bedroom Thanks to Valspar Reserve Paint!

By   /  August 15, 2014  /  Bedroom, Home, Home & Garden, Home Improvement, Life, Lifestyle, Review, Reviews/Giveaways  /  2 Comments

It's safe to say when Fred is happy, we're all happy! He is loving our new bedroom (I think a little too much!). Thank you to Valspar Reserve paint for giving "us" the opportunity to review your Churchill Hotel Ecru Reserve paint!

When Valspar Paint asked me to review their Valspar Reserve Paint I was ecstatic yet very scared. I was thrilled because I was inspired to paint my bedroom a cream color after seeing this photo a trillion times on Pinterest and scared because the closest I’ve ever come to DIY is spray paint. Last year […]

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